Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Not so perfect...

I don't know what was going on last week but I was having nothing but problems with almost all of my craft projects.

First up....iron-on transfers.  I wanted to make some fun t-shirts for my niece and nephew for their birthdays, so I edited a couple of their favourite cartoon characters and put their faces on them.

My nephew's shirt turned out less than great:

However, the fact that he put it on right away tells me he liked it anyway.  Normally gifts of clothing just get tossed aside in search of something better lurking under the gift wrap.

The one for my niece was a total flop, even after re ironing on a second iron-on over top of the first one.

My mom thought it was most likely because I didn't pre-wash the t-shirts, but even after I washed them, it was a no go.

Then I used the same idea and made tattoos.  I made one for my Dad for his birthday as a sort of a joke.  I thought I'd take a chance and let the Silhouette cut it out for me.  Big mistake, because I still don't know what I'm doing.

Can you see behind the name at the bottom?  It started cutting out each letter instead of going all the way around.  I think I was supposed to weld it or something.

And last up were the laminated cards from the Family Match-Up game I shared with you.  In the end it turned out fine but the laminated sheets totally bubbled.

I don't know if there's an expiration date or what on the transfers (I didn't use Silhouette transfer paper by the way, I had some older stuff from HP on hand) and lamination sheets but the craft gods were not really on my side. 

Hopefully this week will shape up differently.  Check back on Friday and see if I'm having better luck~

Don't forget to check out Monday's post for your chance to win a FREE vintage sewing pattern from my new shop . 


Jan said...

There must be something in the air. I have been working on a post of all my mistakes and goof ups and my camera decided not to work any more.

Little City Farm said...

I had a week of cuts and burns in the kitchen. Maybe there WAS something going on. Let's hope that it is finished for everyone's sake. :)


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